FIU Students Awarded in the 2022 edition of “Voces Del Periodismo”


On November 30th, the FIU chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) hosted their awards ceremony “Voces Del Periodismo” at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus.

Univision Anchors Erick Cuesta, Pamela Silva and Carolina Sarassa introducing the event

Journalism students from all over the country submitted their journalistic works in both Spanish and English to be evaluated by a panel of esteemed judges. The panel consisted of Erika Carrillo, nominated by New Times as the best TV reporter for her investigative work in Miami; José Ángel Gonzalo, Senior Director/Editor-in-chief of Univision Noticias Digital; Juan Jesús Manrique, adjunct professor in the Spanish-language Journalism Master’s Program and Telemundo TV personality; and Pamela Silva, On-Air Talent for Univision. The journalistic works evaluated across topics in one of three categories: Photojournalism, Audiovisual Production, or Written Report.

During the awards ceremony, the winner’s works were celebrated with the judges and other industry professionals offering advice and words of encouragement. The successful event packed Panther Square with families, students, journalists and the full board of the South Florida NAHJ. Univison Anchors, as well as present and former FIU students Erick Cuesta and Carolina Sarassa, were also in attendance. Guests enjoyed a led by the multitalented Costa Rican visual artist and singer Gabriela Squivel.

Most of the winning stories have been published with the South Florida News Service.

Voces Del Periodismo First Place Award Winners:


Adelina Hernández

A Homestead Migrant Worker’s Journey

Audiovisual Production

Corina Vera

“Anorexia Short Version”

Written Report

Jake Frederiko

The High Environmental Cost of Palm-Oil Use

A special thank you to the NAHJ South Florida Chapter for sponsoring the evening’s catering and thank you to all of the students, faculty, jury and journalists who assisted in making the event a success.

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